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Ilya Kovalchuk makes his 3rd All-Star team

Though it has been a tough year (to say the least) for the Atlanta Thrashers, they got some good news today when they learned that Ilya Kovalchuk would represent them at the 2009 NHL All-Star Game to be played in Montreal on January 25. Ilya previously played in the 2004 All-Star Game as well as last year’s game. Congratulations to PuckAgency client Ilya Kovalchuk! Kovy and the Thrashers face off against the New Jersey Devils tonight at the Prudential Center.

Thrashers’ Kovalchuk named to All-Star team

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Thursday, January 8, 2009

was named to the NHL All-Star team today. The Thrashers forward will compete for the Eastern Conference in the 2009 All-Star Weekend in Montreal on Jan. 24-25.

Kovalchuk has 40 points (14 goals, 26 assists) through the Thrashers’ first 41 games this season.

The 25-year-old left wing leads the Thrashers in points and assists. He is currently tied for 13th in the NHL in assists and 18th in points.

Kovalchuk is the Thrashers lone representative this year.